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. >>> the search is over. the young museum in san francisco finally has a new director. some employees describe as a period of turmoil. >> reporter: workers here at the de young museum hasn't had a director over the last 6 months. during that time, there's been a contentious labor dispute. today the man who will head up san francisco fine arts museum promise to address employee morale. >> if gives me great pleasure to announce new director is colin d. bailey. >> reporter: the announcement was made this afternoon. 57-year-old colin bailey appointed as director of the de young museum. although board president diane doesn't see it that way. >> absolutely not. there was no turmoil. >> reporter: after the previous director, john buchanan died in late 2007. a number of museum workers claimed they were forced out. >> we got the power. >> reporter: a bitter labor dispute broke out with angry employees staging this protest. the board president herself has been criticized for wielding too much influence. something she denies. >> where is the problem. >>
marriage. >>> giants world series win helped san francisco reach a record for tourism spending. san francisco travel association says more than 16 million visitors came to the city in 2012. they spent a record $8.9 billion. >> it's a destination place. people really want to come to san francisco and stay. they actually come earlier. they stay the weekend before and after. >> the america's cup and the bay bridge lights are expected to boost tourism again this year. this magazine also listed san francisco as a top destination. >>> another top destination yosemite it's welcoming visitors with new tents. three people died, ten park visitors became seriously ill after staying in curry village's 91 tent cabins. the virus is contracted by human contact with the fee sees. a park spokesman says the old cabins had double insulation walls which the mice were crawling through. >> we did a lot of work on the tent cabins in the park. >> since last summer's outbreak the cabins have been destroyed and rebuilt. 50 of the 90 cabin's will be ready for archers begi
that hospital. woman lived with her husband. >>> the students at san francisco city college say the cuts to keep the school's accreditation turned san francisco city college into a skeleton. ktvu's rob roth is live in the city where there is a rally underway. >> reporter: hundreds of san francisco city college students, teachers and union members are rallying in front of city hall. they are upset about cuts and changes the administration is proposing, all this while the survival of san francisco city college hangs in the balance. >> reporter: students from san francisco city college marched through campus and into the streets this afternoon. >> what do we do? >> reporter: tomorrow is the deadline for san francisco city college officials to submit a report detailing while the college should keep its accreditation. protesters say it eliminates too much. >> all of the staff cuts and all of the student service cuts has been turning our school into a skeleton. making it hard for new people to want to come. >> reporter: the administration says changes are n
will be installed next tuesday. >>> san francisco is named after st. francis. [bells] the bells rang at st. mary's cathedral to signify the election of a new pope. bay area catholics say they are excited about the choice. they like his humble background, he rode the bus to, would, cooked his own meals and visited slums of argentina. >> he is in the true jesuit tradition a man of great intellect, living a simple lifestyle with great devotion. >> the san jose diocese will hold a thanksgiving mass sunday. >>> he faces tasks including improving image. coming up, the work ahead for the new pope francis. >>> in overnight news a 4-point earthquake shook sonoma county just after 2 a.m. northeast of healdsberg. it does not appear a lot of people felt it. the sheriff's office only took two calls and there are no reports of damage. >>> deputies arrested a man who tried to escape by swimming the oakland estuary last night. deputies spotted a stolen car in the parking lot of the oakland aquatic center. deputies say the driver took off, leading them on a chase down e
're following breaking news from san francisco. that officer involved shooting tied to a stolen taxi cab. brian flores is there in fort mason. you just got new video, brian. >> reporter: good morning, dave. we're in the fort mason area. as you can see behind me still a very active scene. it's been that way for at least 30 minutes. there are cop cars in this area. this is the area where we believe the stolen cab is located. we still haven't seen it yet. this is the last location of where the stolen cab is and what we believe were the suspect was arrested. here's details of what we know this morning. from what we understand, the suspect vandalized a taxi cab. somewhere in the area of jackson and buchanon. the driver of that taxi cab got out and confronted the suspect. when he did so the suspect entered the taxi cab and stole and drove away with it. officers were able to locate that taxi cab in a patrol car around jackson and spruce but that taxi cab actually rammed into the patrol car and from what we understand there are shots fired in the area of ja
in the situation. >> early saturday morning officers in san francisco shot a man who raised a gun at them. and later that day officers in san jose shot a suspect during a chase. several hours after that, police in union city killed another man with a gun. >>> the mystery surrounding a teddy bear with a purple heart medal left at a memorial has been sold. our sister station cap ptured the imagine of a man leaving the purple heart. later a deputy got a later from the man saying in part the bear reflects. love of community, the red ribbon for the bloodshed in the line of community. the purple heart for the sacrifice above and beyond all duty. the police department says it was deeply moved. a man has been arrested for stealing flowers from the memorial. police say ken maffei took the flowers, and he says he purchased the flowers but couldn't produce a receipt. >>> the public memorial service for loren butch baker and elizabeth butler will be held thursday at noon at hp pavilion in downtown san jose. >>> san francisco police are trying to track down an ass
. live in san francisco, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> all right. thank you, sal. >>> a substitute elementary school teacher is behind bars in san jose today accused of possessing child pornography. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega has details on the arrest and the teacher's connection to several bay area schools. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we just spoke to the superintendent here at the alum rock union school district. he says he's very concerned about this arrest. we were told by a source that the suspect has been a substitute teacherred a every school in the district. i want to show you a letter that we were just given by the superintendent. this letter is gonna go home to parents today explaining the situation. now, at this point, we don't know if any children from san jose are victims. now, let's go to a picture of the suspect. this is 44-year-old nathan forstell. san jose police arrested him yesterday for possession of child pornography. officers served a search warrant at his home a
. >>> asa shooting in san francisco-- a shooting in san francisco killed one man and sparked a chase and arrest. we are in the bayview district where we learned there are two crime scenes. >> reporter: we are here at the primary crime scene where it happened on third and up the street a couple blocks, a second crime scene where police recovered the weapon hidden in a wheel well of the vehicle. this shooting happened when the sun was out and stores were opened. so, now police are speaking with witnesses and are searching for surveillance footage from the businesses to get a better idea of what led to that shooting. we have learned the victim a 21- year-old man has died. police got the call shortly before 8:30 this morning and arrived to find the victim on the sidewalk suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. this happened on third and palu next to the check cashing business in san francisco's bayview district. the victim was transported to the hospital while police chased the suspect. >> the suspect was seen fleeing from the scene. officers in the ne
. in san francisco, kpix5. >> as neighbors wait to find out what is going on under ground some backyards are sinking as the soil under them shifts and people are finding new cracks in the walls of their homes. >>> well, tomorrow, san jose's new $10 minimum wage goes into effect. it was approved by voters last fall. community and labor leaders hope the increase will bring in more business. >> reporter: with a line that looks like this you know these barista's are hard at work and soon their paychecks will better reflect it. >> i am happy about that. >> reporter: he works two min mum wage jobs and still has to borrow money from his parents but thanks to this initiative the min mum wage will go from $8 to $10. giving thousands of workers a raise. >> i know for me, personally, and my friends it makes a big difference. >> reporter: soon, you will see new signs in store front windows encouraging people to spend the extra money they are earning right here in san jose. this is the logo for the new earn and spend campaign that kicks off tomorrow. >> we kno
in san francisco want to know who took an assault rifle from an unmarked police car. on saturday someone broke into a locked vehicle on mission street and grab ared the ar15 -- grabbed the ar15 rifle. it's a type of gun given to officers who may use it during incidents like a barricaded suspect. san francisco police have sent out an alert to other agencies to recover that weapon. >>> a woman seen caught breaking into a san francisco home held police off with a shotgun for more than two years. residents of alliance street home arrived yesterday afternoon to find their house being burglarized. they left and called 911, and a stand off ensued. s.w.a.t officers talked the suspect into dropping the gun and a hatchet and then surrendering. she is facing burglary charges. >>> tragedy the at escape from alcatraz try at ron this week, a -- triathalon. a 46-year-old man died. organizers say the man had a massive heart attack in the bay. the fire department pulled him out of the 55-degree water and then tried to revive him but just couldn't. this is the
people were injured over night in a shooting in san francisco's western edition neighborhood. it happened around 12:30 this morning on fell and pierce streets just a block from alamo square. it appears the occupants of one car fired on another vehicle. both have nonlife threatening injuries >>> drug sniffing dogs will be patrolling middle and high schools. they have dogs that can sniff out illegal and prescription drugs as well as alcohol on campus. budget cuts forced schools to stop using the dogs in 2007 but the dublin school board voted to bring them back last year. >>> san jose police are looking for two men that are suspected of robbing people leaving a light rail station. janine de la vega is at station with a look at the video police are hoping will lead them to the suspects. >> reporter: the second incident in the last couple of months where victims have been followed off of a light rail station and robbed in neighborhood. the first one happened on ray street but the latest involved a light rail station and happened in the evening
. san francisco's mayor is already imagining the lights as a more permanent fixture. mayor bite: we talk about this being a two- year commitment. (butt sot) with the success this already has, i will predict that people including myself will want this to be ongoing certainly during my lifetime (applause) the display is illuminated by...25- thousand led lights...wrapped around 100- thousand led lights...wrapped around 100- thousand feet of cable. all those lights -- the electricity bill must be a fortune, right? nope: just 15 bucks a night. that works out to 11-grand over the two-year lifespan of the display. and remember, kpix-5 is the official broadcast partner for the bay bridge alliance. we'll have continuous coverage of the countdown to the opening of the new eastern span right here. the hayward city council voted last night, to end its red light camera program... aimed at catching drivers who run through, without stopping. the feeling there is... motorcycle officers are more effective. the program costs the city one-point-three million dollars a year to operate. annual r
over by a garbage truck. it happened around 7:30 at broadway and embarcadero in san francisco. we brought you live coverage on mornings on 2. the investigators say the 66-year-old woman suffered a leg injury in the accident but is expected to be okay. her seven-year-old grand dar was left with a serious foot injury. >> they were struck by the garbage truck making a right turn. >>> investigators say the driver of the truck is cooperating and it appears to have been a terrible accident. >>> major fire that's left some bay area people homeless and why a man has been detained. >>> more clouds in the bay area. steve is up soon to tell you if that means rain. and the near death experience for a bus driver overseas. >>> a contra costa county sheriff's deputy crashed a patrol car this morning. the deputy was rushing to a call in the richmond hilltop area. this happened around 1:00 this morning at the sao paulo avenue in richmond parkway intersection. the patrol car flipped on to its side when the deputy swerved to avoid crashing into a car. the
san francisco police expected to be here. as soon as we find out more information on this incident we'll pass it along on "mornings on 2." we're live in san francisco, brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:03. well, last night a terrifying and deadly scene at richmond, right in front of b.a.r.t. passengers. gunman shot and killed a b.a.r.t. passenger. ktvu's tara moriarty is at the richmond b.a.r.t. station. you've been out there since 4:30 this morning and investigators are still looking for a motive in this attack. >> reporter: police are gonna be poring over surveillance camera foot am. you can see one located -- footage. you can one located. when gunfire erupted, there were two bullets that sliced through windows on the side of this building. they actually -- one of them popped out on the other side. right here, you can see the very large hole where all of the glass is shattered. it ricocheted off this red column right here. police who were here say it was utterly chaotic with everybody scattering after they heard the shots. officers
, including a special thanksgiving mass at st. mary's in san francisco early this afternoon. back here in the east bay, coming up at 6 a.m., we will hear from a local scholar about what the new pope could mean for the ongoing sex abuse scandal facing the catholic church. we're live in oakland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> on our website we have a tab dedicated to the pope's selection and more local reaction. >>> sal is coming back to get you where you need to go. you're watching the east shore. >> we're looking at the traffic that is doing well. we had some earlier road work but we're checking to make sure it's all taken care of. and it is. the traffic here in berkeley looks good, all the way down to the macarthur maze. when you get to the toll plaza, they also had road work here and that is gone as well. traffic is off to a decent start at the bay bridge toll plaza, no major problems on the bridge getting into san francisco. we're looking at san jose traffic, northbound 280 does look good, so does 101 and 85, so we're off to a good start. notice the fo
-- that shooting caused a chain reaction crash that killed two people in a taxi. >>> san francisco police are searching for an assault rifle stolen from an unmarked police car. the ar15 gun was in the the car on mission street when someone broke the window and grabbed it saturday night. that type of gun is given to specially trained officers. san francisco police have sent out an alert to other agencies to try and find the weapon. >>> a woman with a rifle and a hatchet held san francisco police off for more than two hours yesterday. it it started when residents of lion street home walked in on a burglary. s.w.a.t officers talked to the 22-year-old suspect into dropping the weapons and surrendering. she is facing burglary charges. >>> san francisco police are searching for a missing man who has the mental capacity of a teenager. dewin was seen friday on his home near sickles avenue. that's on mission street. 5 feet 1, 90 pounds, black hair and brown icy. he functions as a 12 to 14-year- old and can be easily confused. >>> tragedy at escape from alcatraz
to the 280 commute, the extension. it looks good. san francisco bound from the east bay, metering lights are not on. they should go on soon. the backup is beyond the ramps, no major problems getting into san francisco. the fog is not as dense as yesterday, which is better news for drivers. the traffic in san jose and south bay looks good. we're already getting a little bit of slow traffic on northbound 101. i want to move this up. 237 and 680, a crash not causing a major delay. most of the traffic is going the other way. that's pretty good news for the commute. 6:08. let's go to mark. >>> the fog, a few patches, but much better compared to yesterday. we're also adding a few high clouds to the mix as well from the pacific, but right now the fog advisories in place for the bay itself, the boaters, until 2:00 for a drop-off in visibility with the fog shooting through the bay. current temperatures in the 40s and 50s, downtown san francisco 48 degrees. san jose 52. concord reporting partly cloudy skies and current temperature of 50 degrees. today a lit
. police say he hit a girl saturday night while she was crossing the road. san francisco's district attorney says tragedies like this are avoidable. >> this is a tragedy and this is the kind of outcome that doesn't need to occur. >> she was a student at lowell high school. coincidentally yesterday san francisco supervisors unanimously approved using almost $800,000 in federal money to improve pedestrian safety along sloat boulevard. >>> the bay area has been dodging scattered showers throughout the afternoon as this cool wet weather hangs around a little while longer. chief meteorologist paul deanno has the hd doppler radar fired up. what's happening? >> reporter: hi-def doppler is mainly dry has been for much of the day. some isolated showers here on there. most of the rainfall fell last night. one spot i'm tracking now between vallejo and napa heading east so heads up in fairfield. you may get a shower or two. a live look outside mainly cloudy skies. chances are a couple of trees or branches were down in your neighborhood. mill valley had a
.74. according to the average in san francisco is $4.15 a gallon. oakland, $4.10, and san jose $4.11. lowest average in california is in sacramento at $4.02 a gallon. >>> 6 teenagers are dead after their suv went into a swampy pond in northeast ohio this morning. a total of 8 teens were in the honda passport when it hit a guardrail, overturned and ended up in the swamp near the city of warren. five teens were trapped in the suv. a 6th was found underneath it. two of the passengers escaped and ran to a house for help. it is a tough loss for the working class town of 41,000. >> took most of this morning to meet with all of the family members, that i possibly could at both hospitals. we are going to pull together and we are going to be there for them. >> the authorities say all of the teens were between the ages of 14 and 19. there is no word what caused the accident but investigators do not believe alcohol was involved. >>> in an animal sanctuary opens to the public next week after a lion killed a 24-year- old intern. the privately run cat ha
do not have a suspect. >>> in san francisco, police believe a homeless man was sleeping on top of an elevator when he was crushed. his body found last night in the elevator shaft at the montgomery bart station. >>> and in san francisco, police now say the woman who held off officers with a shotgun and a hatchet for hours after breaking into a home was high on bath salts. the ordeal happened march 3rd at a home in the 2800 block of lyon street. s.w.a.t. officers negotiated with her for more than two hours before she surrendered. she faces burglary charges. >>> a series of ads is coming to a muni bus near you. and they have people asking, are they hate speech or free speech? kpix 5's mike sugerman is in san francisco with a look at the ads being bought by a group called the american freedom defense initiative. >> reporter: liz, bus ads will be up for the next four weeks and you might not even have noticed them except the opposition to these ads is making a big deal about them. >> reporter: the point of advertising is to get your message heard
an antigay rant in san francisco. this is shock sitting outside moe's alley in santa cruz. she is dressed in white with tape across her white that says silenced by fear. during a show in san francisco last month she spoke out against same sex marriage. about two-thirds of the audience walked out. since then most of the clubs on her tour including moe's alley have canceled. >>> investigators in washington state are trying to figure out what caused that massive landslide that forced dozens of people out of their homes. it happened on wouldbe island near seattle on wednesday. one home has been destroyed. several others damaged. the county is now tagging other homes that are said to be dangerous and investigators have given the all clear to some of the people to return back home. >>> time now is 6:07. we are looking at traffic in the east bay. the fog seems to be closer to the bay and the coast. some of the east bay but not here in lafayette. it's nice and clear between walnut creek and oakland. you can see traffic that moves well to the tunnel. when you g
mode a little tighter you see we're still dry, san francisco south of san jose. but that rainfall is now encroaching on you in mendocino county, ukaih, cloverdale getting light rain in a few minutes, clearlake and healdsburg getting light rain as it works from north to south. first up is a front which will move through tonight giving all of us some much-needed rainfall about a quarter to half inch. but then after the front we're not done because upper level low pressure will bring an additional chance of rainfall. this will not be a one-hit wonder like the past few rain chances have been. rain moving in this evening, wet through the morning commute tomorrow but not done after tomorrow morning. more rain moving in later this week. details and all the timing and totals coming up. >> thank you. >>> the rain is not going to dampen the excitement of tonight's unveiling of the new bay bridge lights project. after weeks of testing, the switch will be flipped in less than four hours. let's go live to mobile5's ken bastida, who spoke to the man behind t
, the average for a gallon of unleaded is $3.74 according to san francisco average is $4.15. over in oakland it's $4.10. san jose at $4.11. the low he was average prices in california are in sacramento at $4.02 a gallon. >>> a new compliance director is set to begin work today at the oakland police department. a u.s. district court judge appointed thomas frazier to oversee the opd reform efforts. he is the former police commissioner of baltimore, maryland and former deputy chief in san jose. his job is to get oakland police to comply with the set of reform measures that were supposed to be completed five years ago. >>> a popular berkeley restaurant will resume taking reservations today just days after it was damage by fire. chez panisse has canceled all reservations through march 23 but starting today will take new reservations for after that date. the cause of friday's fire is still under investigation. >>> there was a rocket launcher among the weapons turned in at a gun buy-back in vallejo this weekend. nearly 350 firearms were turned
some shutout. i'm tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, tara. >>> san francisco police are also investigating an overnight shooting that happened a block from alamo park and injured two people. it happened at 12:0 this morning at -- 12:30 this morning. police say shots were fired between two cars. one of the victims drove himself to the hospital. both victims are expected to survive. >>> drug-sniffing dogs will be sniffing out prescription drugs and alcohol in dublin schools. the school board voted to bring them back last year after they stopped using them. >>> police are looking for two men suspected of robbing people leaving a light rail station. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega is live at the station with more. >> reporter: brian, we're here in front of the berryessa light rail station. police say it was three teenaged boys who were riding and they were followed into a neighborhood about a half a mile away and that's where they were robbed. police want to know if you are ecnice these men. one is black, the other is latin
. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base salary for legislators topped $95,000. they also received about $30,000 in tax-free per diem payments. but the governor's salary, not quite as high. governor brown earned $173,000. that's the 7th highest in the country. the top salary goes to the governor in pennsylvania.
classic here in san francisco. for now, we've live in san francisco, christen captain, ktvu. >> should be a fun game. >>> speaking of baseball, the oakland a's will be one of the first teams to debut a new app that gives fans the option to upgrade seats mid game. major league baseball's app searches for empty sets and gets users the option to upgrade their seat for a fee. it goes when sates are unsold or the season ticketholders are a no show. prices have not been set according to the chronical but any additional sales for otherwise unusualed seats is considered a win for the team. >>> a group of hackers are trying expose records at oakland city hall with the blessing of city officials. as mike reports, it's part of a larger nationwide project to make city data more accessible for everyone. everyone. >> reporter: this is a picture of oakland radical today. >> picking up the title. >> reporter: some two dozen hackers meeting tonight working on making city records more accessible and getting help from at least two city hall officia
. crime concerns are much lower in san jose and san francisco. and you can find the full results of that poll on our website, >>> well, oakland police did have something to celebrate today. they recovered a priceless piece of california history taken in a brazen museum burglary. kpix 5 reporter ann notarangelo shows us the case is far from closed. >> reporter: the jewelry box is exactly where it should be. it's in the museum behind me but it is still a mystery as to who took it and what were they going to do with it? >> it's been many sleepless nights. >> reporter: it may look like just an expense every jewelry box but this piece of california gold rush history evokes a lot of emotion. it's one of the iconic pieces in this museum. and when the oakland museum of california director got the call yesterday that it had been recovered -- >> i cried. i was in my car, pulled over and burst into tears. >> reporter: oakland police say 45-year-old parolee andre franklin has been charged with possession of stolen property. they have been loo
a little sea breeze into san francisco but about 64 degrees in oakland. and warmer weather is on the way. we'll talk more about that in a moment. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we have delays right now coming into fremont. so three of the left lanes are blocked on northbound 680 because of this overnight roadwork and it's not scheduled to wrap up until about 6:00 this morning. so again that's northbound 680 between mission boulevard south and mission boulevard north. in the meantime if you want to ride bart, so far we checked in with bart 38 trains on time. looking outside right now, a lot of the overnight roadwork is picked up including 880 by 66 all lanes open toward downtown oakland this morning. no metering lights and no delay on the bay bridge getting into san francisco. right now bridge crews are working to clear the stall on westbound 92 on the incline section of the san mateo bridge. so as you can see, it's still early so it's not causing a delay. that is traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> less t
. if you are out around girl game. no problems getting into san francisco right now. if you are driving northbound 280, everything looks good, here is steve. >> there goes some of our weather, 40s on the temperatures and 50s. when i say something sick, i am talking about myself, i am kind of tired of it to be honest with you. 40s everywhere we had a lot warmer temperatures gusting to 23, 14 at oakland, a northerly breeze, half-moon bay, it will still be sunny especially by the coast i guess it will come out of here fast. a win is in place, a little warmer. you need more of a -- you need more of a breeze but the weekend looks good >> 3:47 new focus on a south bay train crossing. >> the safety measures and the works that would have prevent death. >>> st. francis, what he has said about same sex couples. >>> and we will tell you more about the morning commute, stay tuned. well, well, well. growing up we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her du
for the election this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran here in san francisco where the mass at st. mary's cathedral starts at 8 a.m. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, frank. san francisco's archbishop will be presiding over today's special mass as many bay area catholics await a conclave decision. we were here the last time they had a special mass to celebrate the end of benedict's papacy. today the focus is on new beginnings as the conclave kicks off, bay area catholics told kpix 5 they already have an idea of what they want in a new pope. >> the majority of the catholics in the world are his spinks and latinos. i definitely -- are hispanics and latinos. i definitely think this time we should be given the opportunity for an american cardinal. >> reporter: most catholics surveyed say the church is out of touch with its members and are now looking for a leader who can modernize the church. 54% say they want a pope with more liberal teachings. 19% want to keep in line with benedict's traditional catholic values and 18% want the new pope to
here in san francisco held a special mass this morning to market beginning of the conclave. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran found out what they are expecting and hoping to see for the future of the catholic church. >> exciting to have somebody new and fresh and to see which direction they are going to take us. >> i'm so excited. it's such a wonderful time to be a catholic. >> reporter: the selection process has begun and bay area catholics are celebrating. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> reporter: this morning, san francisco's archbishop salvatore cordileone said mass in honor of the start of the conclave. he shared the challenges the new pope will have to face. >> to understand how to support the growth of the church know those areas where christianity is newer and seems to be more vibrant and growing while we try to reevangelize parts of the world where christianity is established. >> reporter: dozens of parishioners attended the special mass to show support for for this historic moment. >> i think it's a real opportunity for the church to have a new period
moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police in south san francisco searching for a serial arsonist. police say three fires were deliberately set saturday night and sunday morning in orange park and near el camino real. they were all quickly put out. they caused very little damage. if you have any information, get in contact with san francisco police. >>> this is a pivotal week for people on both sides of the gay marriage debate. the supreme court will hear arguments on two same-sex marriage cases including proposition 8, california's ban on gay marriage. brian flores joins us with a local couple right in the middle of the debate. >> reporter: after years being denied the right to marry, a local couple says now is the time for the u.s. supreme court to overturn proposition 8. we recently talked to the couple. they are the plaintiffs in the debate over prop 8. on tuesday, the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to hear their case, otherwise known as holyingsworth verses perry. they've been together for 14 years and have raised three boys. >> family, it
in san francisco. new at noon, janine de la vega joins us live in san francisco to explain. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. well, we're here at the bill graham civic auditorium. hundreds of people are waiting to get in to get services to help them. the big news is that a big tech organization is deciding to devote its time and effort to help the home les. this event is held every other month in san francisco where the needy can get services. the homeless can connect with doctors, dentists, mental health along with a variety of other resources. announced it is partnering with project correct and they represent 500 companies and they are encouraging the employees of those companies to volunteer and support the services. >> individuals will either volunteer their time in an event like this, offer job training or mentorship or getting their company involved in actually sponsoring one of the larger events. >> reporter: the home is also that the tech workers will be motivated to donate money if they want to purchas
this morning. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran here in san francisco where a special mass is scheduled at 8:00. >> reporter: the last time we were here we were celebrate the pope benedict. today's mass is about new beginnings. san francisco's archbishop cordileone will be presiding over today's mass. the focus is on the selection of the new pope as the conclave kicks off. some bay area catholics tell us what they want to see in a new pope. >> i think the church needs a reformist and somebody who can crackdown on what the church teaches. >> reporter: the majority of catholics surveyed say the church is out of touch with its members. 54% want a pope with more liberal outlook. 19% say they want to keep in line with benedict and 18% say they want the new pope to be conservative. of those survived the poll says catholics don't want age and experience but youth and change. live in san francisco, kpix 5. >> we have continuing coverage of the change at the vatican this week including a san francisco cardinal's reaction. a gallery of pope benedict's service.
with scott pelley." >>> a woman is hospitalized after being hit by a muni train in san francisco. she was struck by an outbound m line train near 19th and junipero serra this afternoon. the victim needed cpr at the scene. we are told her injuries are life-threatening. the train operator is being questioned to determine exactly what happened. >>> checking other bay area headlines, get ready to pay more to ride bart. the board today approved fare hikes based on inflation. that would mean a fare increase of just over 5% next year. >>> also a san francisco firefighter suffered minor injuries fighting a blaze in the mission district a couple of hours ago. a fire believed to have started in a back room before spreading to the rest of the home on allison street. crews had to re-enter the burning structure to rescue two dogs trapped inside. but one of the pets did not make it out alive. >>> and the musician who collapsed during a san francisco symphony performance has died. the oboist william bennett suffered a brain hemorrhage on stage last saturday night
screamed family and neighbors rushed outside. >>> it is ground breaking day in san francisco for what will be the tallest tower on the west coast. mayor ed lie will be attending the area. the building that arrives at first and mission will be more than 1,000 feet high. construction though not set to be complete until 2016. >>> time now 6:08. let's get everybody out the door. what is happening on 880? >> it looks brett good so -- pretty good so far right now. you can see it's moving along very nicely. this is the time things change and at the bay bridge toll plaza we will see more cars coming through. they haven't turned the metering lights on right now but it should. if you are driving in san jose northbound 101 is getting busy. let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. a very good morning everybody if you enjoyed yesterday you will like today. we have a very, very similar pattern. a decrease in the bridge. more of a southeast bridge. yesterday was a westerly breeze. somebody in the state is getting a little bit of rain. and a few light showers up
june. we spoke with a man from san francisco. he said the current language in the defense of marriage act is unconstitutional. >> if california says or if new york says or d.c. says you are married and the federal government steps in and says sorry, you're not. >> reporter: the doors to the supreme court open in 30 minutes and people are already in line waiting to get inside. and then the oral arguments are scheduled to get under way at 7:00 a.m. pacific and they will last until about 9:00 a.m. pacific. of course we have team coverage out here this morning. we'll be checking in with you every hour. for now we are reporting live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >> as kyla told you the oral arguments will begin in two hours from right now. ktvu david stevenson will be inside the supreme court courtroom this morning. coming up at 5:15 david will give us his insider perspective on the hearings. >>> bay area transit leaders will hold a special meeting today to discuss the latest construction problem on the new bay bridge. kt
rallies and vigils tomorrow by supporters of same sex marriage in san francisco at the court building. last night the advocates marched to the san francisco city hall. >> what do we want? >> equality. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> many of the participants say they have been waiting years for marriage equality and they're eager for a ruling from the supreme court. again that's not expected to happen until june. several bay area cities are showing their support for the lbgt community and same sex marriage by flying a rainbow flag at city halls this week. this is berkeley city hall. san francisco, oakland, heyward, san leandro and alameda are also flying the rainbow flags this week. >>> we have heard a lot from people who live in cities but what about the suburbs? new at noon sal castaneda joins us now live from walnut creek to let us know what people are saying there about the court says. >> reporter: tori some are watching the suburbs pretty closely as you might remember proposition 8 did better in the suburbs than it did in urban areas. in wa
and requested a towboat. but rough sees kept it from reaching them. >>> san francisco state students celebrated arbor day by planting trees in their neighborhoods. the event was part of the week long celebration for the university's new president. they planted trees along junipero serra boulevard with help from the city department of public works. >> they care about the environment and the beauty of trees and you know what? we're all trying to make san francisco look better every day. >> arbor day is actually arbor week in california. it kicked off two days ago. >>> scammed out of a trip to the halfiest place on earth. a woman -- the happen yost place on earth. a woman caught selling bogus tickets and how police caught her. >> a local project helping teens in need go to the prom. >>> good evening, what a spot- on seasonal day we had across the bay area. that's a look from dublin, where today it was 68 degrees. currently, 60. now the day that will pan out to be th warmest. the forecast is coming up. save up to 40% on closeout sets from beautyrest
to stop the gun shows from happening. the new bill would require approval from san francisco and san mateo before it could go on. >> joining us live is state senator mark leno. >> good morning. >> good morning. what is the point of this bill? >> for years now the top priority for the neighborhood surrounding the area is to get the gun show out of cow palace. we've tried to ban them. senator spear a few years ago -- actually nine years ago introduced the first bill. i got a bill to schwarzenegger's desk. he vetoed it. we're not trying to ban anything now. as repeated, keep the decision making closer to those who will be impacted by the decision made. >> let's be honest here. you're out to ban gun shows at the cow palace. you're just saying rather than the state doing it, we want to give the locals the power to do it, but the ultimate goal is to ban gun shows. my question is why? >> the bill will require that the board of supervisors of each county, even though the land is own by the state, approve a resolution saying we support a gun show. i can'
men, one in san francisco and one in san skwroesa were -- san jose were fleeing. >> several officers killed this year. you know, at the end of last year, so, yeah, i mean it is -- it is disturbing to think that this many people want to take on the police officers and kill them or harm them. >> reporter: but, some in the community think officers fear of the public is leading them to shoot too quickly. >> the police are supposed to protect and serve and watch over us now it seems like they are watching us rather than watching over us. >> they are all justifying it. they did it, we can do it. that is what i believe. >> my own daughter is afraid of the police officer. >> i don't like them killing people. >> is that what you think they do? >> yes. >> why do you think they do that? >> because they are bad people. >> reporter: in award, kpix-5. >> late this afternoon the police identified the suspect driver as 23-year-old packman from oakly. hayward authorities confirm his passenger was killed by the police gunfire not the crash. >>> and just
-old kiran brewer of san francisco is suspected of hitting and killing a 17-year- old girl over the weekend. >>> three people accused of stealing a sailboat from sausalito running it aground in pacifica expected in court today. bail more than a million dollars each. the keys to the 82-foot yacht had been left inside the cabin. >>> so when the lights go down in the city, cue the journey music, please, 25,000 l.e.d.s turn on right here in san francisco. >> thought you were going to start singing. >> not a chance. [ laughter ] >> not that song anyway. >> the bay lights art installation debuted last night. >> oh!! look at that! >> the dazzling display is funded by $8 million in private donations. it will go on from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. nightly until 2015. san francisco's mayor is already imagining the lights as a more permanent fixture. >> we talk about this being a two-year commit mint. with the success this has, we're already -- i will predict that people including myself will want this to be ongoing certainly during my lifetime. [ applause ] >> it certa
demonstrating for universal background checks as long as it takes. live in san francisco, sal castanedo, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, sal. >>> more details now on the gunman in the newtown shooting. court documents including search warrants of his home were released this morning. investigators found he had an arsenal of guns in the home where he lived with his mother. there was a gun safe in his bedroom. also found were more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, knives, samurai swords. investigators say they also found a holiday card containing a check made out to him for the purchase of a firearm signed by his mother. >>> u.s. park police are investigating the discovery of a body along the coast in san francisco this morning. it was found off ocean beach near the great highway and judith street just before 7:30. san francisco firefighters say the person was face down in the water. investigators have not released any further details. >>> san jose police are investigating the city's third officer-involved shooting this month. it happened yesterda
shot four suspects. officer fist san francisco shot a man who raise aid gun at them. later that day officers chased a man in the streets of san jose before shooting and killing him. several hours later, officers in union city killed a gunman. in each case, the police say they felt as if they were under attack. >> several officers killed this year. you know, at the end of last year, so, yeah it is -- it is disturbing to think that this many people want to take on police officers and kill them or harm them. >> reporter: but, some in the community think officers fear of the public is leading them to shoot too quickly. the police are supposed to protect and serve and watch over us, now it seems like they are watching us rather than watching over us. >> they are all justifying it. it is okay. they did it, we can do it. my own daughter is afraid of the police. >> later this afternoon they identified the driver of the hayward case as a 23-year-old, hayward authorities confirm the passenger was killed by the police gunfire not the crash. >>> the mystery
for a gallon of unleaded is $three .74. according to the average in san francisco is $4.15 a gallon. in oakland, $4.11. the lowest average gas price in california is at sacramento at $4.02 a gallon. >>> an animal sanctuary reopened after killing a 24- year-old intern. the privately run cat haven observed a moment of silence at noon for diana hansen. she was attacked by a male lion last wednesday. the animal was shot to death by the sheriff deputy. the founder says the park is opening to visitors with a consent on hansen's parents. the staff could care for the other 29 wildcats. >> it is important for us to return back to normal operations here at the cat haven. diana would really want us to do that. >> hab 7 was cleaning the lion enclosure at the time of the attack. they believed they pushed open the cage and snuck up behind hansen and broke her neck by one swipe of her paw. she died instantly. more than a month away. lucky fans will not have to wait that long to enjoy the exhibit. patrick shows us several of the most popular attract
the two inmates had overpowered 10 guards. in san francisco thousands of people watched the fighting on alcatraz from the safety of the city's hills. >> scene of the bloody battle of alcatraz. the federal penal island surrounded by san francisco bay, here for nearly 40 hours of murderous mutiny, the lighthouse looks down at the setting for the drama of violence and sudden death. >> the pitch battle left 15 guards wounded and two dead. the three inmate ring leaders of the escaped attempt were found dead shot to death in a utility corridor in cell block c. in a gruesome postmortum, prison officials allowed the photographing of the fingerprinting of the men. the battle of alcatraz was over. >>> when we come back on a second look -- >> three bank robbers serving long terms scratched their ways through grills, climbed a pipe and disappeared from the forbidden rock in san francisco bay. it appears to be the first successful escape in the history of the prison. the escape triggered the biggest man hunt in san francisco history as agents of the fbi, sher
. >>> the american civil liberties union is suing the city of san francisco and its police department. the aclu is hoping to stop officers from searching cell phones without a warrant. the lawsuit was filed on behalf of civil rights activist bob offer. he says officers searched his phone without a warrant after he was arrested for peaceful civil dis bead yen yens. so far no comment from the police department and city attorney. >>> also the district attorney's office has decided at least for now not to charge a man suspected of i killing a newspaper vendor. the da says right now there's not enough evidence to charge mark anthony cassel with murder. police say he lifted 77-year- old dallas airs without warning and then dropped him to the pavement. the long time san francisco chronicle vendor died of his injuries a few weeks later. the da's office says it's not ruling out the possibility of charging cassel some time in the future. in the meantime he remains in custody on unrelated drug and theft charges. >>> grief counselors were available at lincoln high schoo
's ban on gay marriage. in san francisco today same sex marriage supporters are holding a rally and march. that starts at 6:30 this evening. in washington, d.c. people have been camped out in front of the supreme court building since thursday. they are lined up in hopes of getting one of the 250 seats set aside for the public. tomorrow the justices will hear arguments on proposition 8 and on wednesday the federal defensive marriage act. across the country emotions are strong on both sides of the issue. >>> >> the fundamental issue is whether loving and committed same sex couples who serve their country whether they should be able to take part in the fundamentally american freedom to marry. >> marriage exists to connect men and women together as husband and wife to be fathered to any kids they produce. marriage is the institution that provides the mother and father to if a child. >> the supreme court will not issue a ruling on the case until june. brian flores will be live in our newsroom to break down what the court proceedings could mean fo
the driver veered off the road. >>> a san francisco nightclub is closing down for good after a gunfire erupted over the weekend. police say three people were wounded in the shooting at the 330 rich club saturday morning. now there is road tonight from the san francisco entertainment commission that the owners surrendered their license. the commission was expected to investigate that club. >>> a judge set bail at $500,000 for the man accused of killing a newspaper vendor in january. 36-year-old mark anthony cassell is scheduled to be arraigned this week on one count of murder and elder abuse causing death. the victim, 77-year-old dallas ayers died after police say mark anthony cassell picked him up and threw him to the ground. >>> the sheriff's department is looking for this man who was mistakenly freed from jail. here is a picture. he posed as another inmate with a similar name and staff did not follow property identification procedures. he has a history of theft, and domestic violence. >>> a trial got underway to determine whether a city can enter b
fog here at the commute. be very careful as you drive to work. san francisco we had fog there bufo it looks pretty clear. at least right now. the fog tends to move around. so it could be possible that we won't be able to see this picture in awhile. it's 5:20. let's go to mark. >>> hi there, sal. every picture you will have update. right now it's near the coast and shooting out toward the bay bridge. current temperatures in the upper 30s to the lower 50s. oakland right now at 50 degrees. downtown san francisco 47. here we go with the fog hugging parts of shoreline. here's the biggest concern out toward the oakland airport. current visibility of one eighth of a mile. that translates to 660 feet. very low visibilities out toward the east bay and berkeley and richmond and albany. so it's floating around the bay. clear skies well inland and into the afternoon hours clearing with temperatures back up into the 60s and 70s and lower 80s. the other extreme we have still have an on shore breeze. the temperatures on the coast mainly in the l
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